2010 UK issue 5-CD album set comprising of the best selling and critically acclaimed album releases 'Blow My Fuse', 'Cool Kids', 'Hot Wire', 'Kix' and 'Midnite Dynamite'; each album is housed in a mini LP-style card picture sleeve with the complete set presented in a sealed card slipcase.
This first complete studio recording of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, made between 1958 and 1966, was a groundbreaking technical and artistic achievement, the most ambitious and intricately involved opera recording project of the 20th century. Produced for Decca by John Culshaw, whose vision and untiring devotion brought the gargantuan project to completion, the 14 ½-hour release set a new standard for opera recordings. The details Culshaw lavished on the production, which included building new musical instruments, precisely calculating the placement and choreography of each singer to maximize the theatricality of each scene, and creating an array of fabulous special effects resulted in a landmark recording that has lost none of its power with the passage of time.
When it comes to powerhouse thrash metal bands of the 1980s and 1990s, precious few had as much influence on their peers as Sepultura. Founded by brothers Max and Igor Cavalera, they came from Brazil, they took no prisoners, and they went on to sell millions of records around the world, but they did so while allowing their music to evolve rather than growing stagnant by being afraid to step away from the sound of their proven successes. You can follow Sepultura’s musical evolution on the new box set THE ROADRUNNER ALBUMS 1985-1996, a six-CD set which follows the band through their run on Roadrunner Records and reveals the way their sound changed over the course of those 10+ years.
"An Jedem Einzelnen Tag," which was eagerly awaited, new dustkind album, again tells little stories that life writes. Great feelings, packed in German pop rock. With his characteristic grating voice, Louis Manke will once again take his listeners "one or two steps further" out of their everyday lives.
This elegantly packaged 10 disc retrospective surveys four decades of work by Philip Glass, from his earliest solo pieces to his world-renowned operas to his Oscar-nominated film scores. In music, words and pictures, it traces the evolution, as critic Tim Page puts it in his liner notes essay, of 'the first composer to win a wide, multi-generational audience in the opera house, the concert hall, the dance world, in film and in popular music-simultaneously.' The long-awaited release of this set follows this past spring's triumphal new staging of Glass's 1980 Satyagraha at the Metropolitan Opera House.